Thomas Perkins Opium and Tunnels

The House that Millions Have Died from…

Thomas Perkins House at 7 Ash Street

Thomas Perkins became an opium dealer after he escaped with his life from the Haitian Slave Revolt and gave up slave trading for opium dealing. He was responsible for almost 80% of China’s youth being addicted. He built this smaller home that differed from his co-conspirators after receiving bribes from his nephew from Baring Brothers in the name of the Bank of England to push forth the Second Bank of the United States in 1816. In 1811 he received enough bribes to build this house and the buy the Franklin Building on the lot where the Hawthorne Hotel now stands.

Just like the First Bank of the United States which lost its charter in 1811 for giving 70% of our treasury to the British, which we defeated in the Revolutionary War, at the conclusion of the war; men like Perkins became directors of the Second Bank of the United States at the conclusion of the War of 1812 which in turn also gave 70% of our treasury to the British. On his death, he gave the property to the Salem Marine Society who still retains a clubhouse on top of the hotel.

Also, America’s connection to Afghanistan opium starts with my deals with my cousin, the Minister to Turkey for England,  who smuggled the goods through Turkey for us to sell in China. My nephews who I brought into the business sold the company to the family who started the Skull & Bones. They are the Forbes. The Forbes met the Walkers and Bushs at Yale. Yale supplies many to the CIA. The CIA smuggle the opium. George Walker Bush who grew up near my township of Perkins in Maine knew the Forbes and my opinion that if drugs are illegal it is good for competition for those who continue business anyway. Bush began the war on drugs, not to get rid of them…

This is the house one stubborn Salem lady ended urban renewal in Salem when she refused to move. This is one of the many homes in Salem connected to the tunnels that built the first fortunes in America!

Find out more in Salem Secret Underground: The History of the Tunnels in the City and its sequel Sub Rosa. Available at Remember Salem, Jolie Tea, Wicked Good Books, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon.com.

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I AM JOHN MURRAY FORBES

Welcome to tales of Nineteenth-Century Salem. A time in which Salem was the richest city and the most influential in shaping our young country. In our posts you will learn how Salem has shaped American history from the profits she made by the smuggling that happened in her tunnels by the most wealthy and powerful in their day; sometimes for the good, but more often not. So join us every Monday for new tales!

John Murray Forbes

Railroads…

You might think I made my fortune from railroads. In fact, I made my fortune in Russell & Co. selling opium to China. My uncles Thomas and James Perkins (of Salem) started the company and sold it to Samuel Russell when I ran the firm. We were responsible for over 80% of the youth of China being addicted at the time. Samuel Russell was a cousin of William Russell who started the Skull & Bones with Alphonso Taft. They purchased my uncle Thomas’s land to build their crypt on. John Forbes Kerry would be my descendant and bonesman. His friend George Herbert Walker Bush, bonesman, would hear our family story about Thomas saying making drugs illegal is good for business because it limits competition. Bush will be the person who started the war on drugs.

For more read Sub Rosa by Chris Dowgin published by Salem House Press.
Available at Barnes & Noble, Remember Salem, Jolie Tea, and Amazon.com.